Equipment used:
Nikon D90
Sigma 10-20mm HSM f4-5.6
Hoya 77mm HD-Polarizing Super Quality Filter
Adobe Photoshop CS5 for stitching 16 single pictures together

Location:
Smittenhöhe, Zell am See, Austria

Map:
Road Map , Terrain , Earth

Copyright:
© Brendan Schoon, All rights reserved!

Background Information:
The Schmittenhöhe is a mountain, 1,965 m AA high, on the eastern edge of the Kitzbühel Alps. It is the local mountain of the district capital of Zell am See, from where a cable car was built in 1927 by Adolf Bleichert & Co. that runs to the summit. The cable car system has been renovated several times since. From the summit of the Schmittenhöhe there is a good view of over 30 three-thousanders as well as the lake of Zeller See, the river basin and the whole Saalach valley.

The Schmittenhöhe has pistes for winter sports. From the Schmittenhöhe numerous long-distance flights may be made by paraglider into the Pinzgau region whose straight, east-west orientation enables long flights to be made.

Real size preview
Because the right part of the trees looks black on redbubble I’ve added a full size preview in the description, so you can see detailed trees!



Tags

austria, zell am see, schattberg, smittenhohe, smitten, schmitten, schmittenhohe, wintersport, winter, sport, skiing, hiking, ski, hike, mountain, alps, europe, snow, piste, ice, sunshine, maurerkogel, clouds, valley, panoramic, panorama, top, hut, cable car, wide angle, landscape, nature

I’m mainly a landscape photographer and take my camera with me on every trip. Though I’m still a learner/amateur-photographer I won several challenges and sold many works at several sites to different people all over the world.

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Comments

  • Warren. A. Williams
    Warren. A. Wil...over 2 years ago

    Stunning, love snow scenes.

  • Susana Weber
    Susana Weberover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous place… and image!

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 2 years ago

    Wonderful viewing !

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago

    Beautiful!!

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 2 years ago

    This photo is eligible to be entered into the $20 challenge for February 2012. Good luck!

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 2 years ago

    Hello. I host a group called Stunning Scenery ‘Favorites’ and the group is for quality photos that people have favorited. I’ve favorited this photo of yours and I was wondering if you’d be interested in adding it to the group please? Thank you, Graham.

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